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Nephrology

Kidney Disease: What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Dlott shares lessons 1 year after the National Kidney Foundation removed race from the kidney function equation. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, gaps in care across the Uni...

Medicare Monthly Premiums to Drop for Seniors

Sep 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of seniors who had to pay high increases in Medicare premiums this year will get a break in 2023 when they see a rare drop in monthly premiums fo...

Arterial Stiffness Tied to Kidney Disease in Children

Sep 29, 2022

WDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pulse wave velocity is increased in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Clinical Journal of th...

Empagliflozin use associated with decreased rate of macroalbuminuria

Sep 28, 2022

1. In this post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, empagliflozin use in patients with heart failure (HF) was associated with decreased rate of new onset macroalbuminuria and increased rate...

Triplet Therapy Ups Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Kidney Cancer

Sep 28, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Triplet therapy of cabozantinib + nivolumab + ipilimumab significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo + nivolumab + ipilimuma...

Race-Free Creatinine Equation May Cut Disparity in Kidney Wait Time

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the creatinine race-free 2021 Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation to determine eligibility for the kidney transplant...

CKD Risk Up for Metabolically Healthy Overweight, Obese People

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Metabolically healthy overweight and obese individuals may have an increased risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Sep...

Decrease Noted in Peritoneal Dialysis-Linked Peritonitis Rates

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the American Journal of Kid...

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic increase in burnout occurred in U.S. physicians between 2020 and 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings...

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Sep 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medical debt is common and is a risk factor for worsening of food and housing insecurity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Network O...

inDEPTH: HIV & Prostate Cancer Prevention

Sep 19, 2022

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For RCC, No Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Nivolumab & Ipilimumab

Sep 19, 2022

Results from the phase 3 Checkmate 914 trial demonstrate that adjuvant treatment with nivolumab/ipilimumab does not improve survival in patients with stage II-III localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) ...

Physician Burnout May Raise Risk for Patient Safety Events

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout in physicians is associated with a decrease in job satisfaction and with increased patient safety events and patient dissatisfaction, according to a ...

An Ultrasound-guided Renal Biopsy Simulation Using Boiled Eggs

Sep 15, 2022

Multiple kidney disorders are often diagnosed with real-time ultrasound-guided renal biopsy. However, since it is an invasive technique with higher chances of consequences like bleeding, a useful simu...

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Characterized by Frequent Relapses and Steroid Dependence

Sep 15, 2022

Corticosteroid side effects are typically seen in children with frequently relapsing (FR) or steroid-dependent (SD) nephrotic syndrome (NS). There are many steroid-sparing medications in use, but only...

Primary Aldosteronism Is Associated with Suppression of Potassium Chloride Cotransporters by Acute Potassium Chloride Supplementation

Sep 15, 2022

Elevated levels of the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) and phosphorylated NCC (pNCC) are possible indicators of primary aldosteronism (PA), however, these effects might also be caused by hypokalem...

Adjuvant Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Lacks Efficacy for Localized RCC

Sep 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Disease-free survival (DFS) does not differ with adjuvant nivolumab plus ipilimumab (NIVO+IPI) compared with placebo in patients with localized renal cell...

Summary Elixhauser Comorbidity Score Developed for Use in Older Adults

Sep 14, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The summary Elixhauser (S-Elixhauser) comorbidity score is well calibrated and internally validated, but has no clear advantage over other comorbidity indic...

Biden Makes Another Push for Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Sep 14, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- President Joe Biden made a renewed push for his cancer moonshot initiative on Monday.Speaking at the famed John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum i...

Telaglenastat addition to cabozantinib did not demonstrate benefit in pre-treated advanced renal cell carcinoma

Sep 13, 2022

1. Telaglenastat addition to cabozantinib did not show improvements in clinical benefit. 2. Adverse events of grades 3 or 4 occurred slightly less in the combination arm, with the most common consisti...